The Cooperative Research Centres Association is a not-for-profit organisation operating to promote the pursuit of science, particularly through the Australian Government’s CRC Programme.

You don’t have to be a CRC to join, find out more about our types of membership and benefits of joining the association.

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Innovation thoughts

  • Tony Peacock, CRCA CEO
    Post-Election Commentary

    I know some of the post-election commentary about innovation has been a bit negative, but my experience on the ground is that the “Ideas Boom” is really starting to gain momentum. The reshaping of some grants, programs and the launch of others are leaving an impact. But so too is the level of interest, enthusiasm and participation outside of government activities.


Latest news

  • Round 18 update and new Minister

    The CRC Association would like to congratulate the Hon Greg Hunt MP on his recent appointment as Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science. We look forward to working with Mr Hunt and his office in the future.


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CRCs in the news

  • Innovative app to track rabbit control

    A new function to boost the power of the popular RabbitScan app has given the community the ability to track the spread of rabbit biocontrol agents and viruses from their smart phone or computer, via a digital map.


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Study with CRCs

If you are thinking about postgraduate study, you’ll also be thinking about postgraduate work.

A third of PhD-trained researchers in Australia work in industry but this proportion is set to boom during your career (in the US it’s more like two-thirds).

So if you are thinking about further study, give some thought to where you’ll end up working and consider training through a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). CRCs give you industry experience and the chance to work on the major challenges facing Australia.

Find out more about current scholarship/study opportunities at CRCs